👓 The Correspondent apologizes as Nate Silver, David Simon, and Baratunde Thurston speak out | Nieman Lab

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"We screwed up," The Correspondent said in a tweeted statement.
Suspicious that their statement wasn’t actually signed by anyone…

👓 Meet Martha Burtis | Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative

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The Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University is truly thrilled to announce that Martha Burtis will be joining our team as Learning & Teaching Developer. While all of us in the CoLab are overjoyed, I want to spend a moment talking more personally about what it means to me to be welcoming Martha to Plymouth State.
With Robin and Martha both at Plymouth, everyone is going to want to go work there now.

📺 Can We All Get Along? | A Documentary about The Segregation of John Muir H.S.

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A 50 minute documentary following filmmaker & Class of ’82 John Muir High Alumnus, Pablo Miralles (“Gringos at the Gate“) as he questions what has happened to his once diverse alma mater and whether or not to send his own son to the school today. In the film, Miralles explores the complex history of Pasadena’s schools and the 1970 court order that created the first Federal desegregation plan outside of the south. Weaving stories from alumni, administrators, and civic leaders of John Muir High School’s multi-cultural community, Miralles illustrates the challenges and failures of California, and the United States, to promote well-funded and diverse public education.

🎧 Harm To Ongoing Matter | On the Media | WNYC Studios

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After years of waiting, journalists finally began digging into the redacted version of the Mueller report. On this week’s On the Media, how the special counsel’s findings confirm years of reporting about turmoil within the White House. Plus, what the Notre Dame fire and the Sacklers show us about the dark side of philanthropy, and how the Justice Department stopped prosecuting executives. And, an undercover investigation shines a light on the NRA’s PR machinery. 

1. Eric Umansky [@ericuman], deputy editor at ProPublica and co-host of the Trump Inc. podcast, on the Mueller revelations. Listen.

2. Anand Giridharadas [@AnandWrites], author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, on the dark side of philanthropy. Listen.

3. Jesse Eisinger [@eisingerj], author of The Chickenshit Club, on how the Justice Department stopped prosecuting executives. Listen.

4. Peter Charleyexecutive producer of Al Jazeera's "How To Sell a Massacre," on the NRA's PR machinery. Listen.

Some interesting thoughts in the last couple of segments on the last Guilded Age and the one we’re potentially about to exit soon??

I definitely want to see the documentary discussed in the last segment about the NRA.

📺 Kellen Mace: How to Build Your First Gutenberg Block | WordPress.tv

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Learn how to write a WordPress plugin that registers custom Gutenberg blocks and build out those blocks to provide an instant preview/feedback as they’re being edited in the wp-admin, as well as ho…

🎧 The Opioid Narratives | On the Media | WNYC Studios

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Purdue Pharma has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma for $270 million, a larger figure than two other cases the company has settled with other states. In doing so, the company also avoided a televised trial in May at a time when there's been growing public pressure on Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family, amid allegations that they misled the public about the dangers of OxyContin. 

Back in 2017, Bob spoke with Barry Meier about how public discourse about chronic pain and treatment have been shaped by companies like Purdue with help from physicians, consultants, and the media. Meier is a former reporter for The New York Times and author of Pain Killer: A "Wonder" Drug's Trail of Addiction and Death

Bob also interviewed journalist Anna Clark about her reporting for the Columbia Journalism Review on opioid-related death notices. Sites like Legacy.com, she explained, have often chronicled the crisis' individual human toll. 

👓 XFN Brainstorming | microformats.org

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This page is for brainstorming about various uses and details of XFN, as well as collecting input for potential extensions.
Some interesting ideas hiding in here and worth potentially exploring, particularly for tweaks on my following page.